Young adults always fight with the pressure of the unknown; the life beyond school and entering the real world filled with resumes and applications. ‘Adulting,’ which pertains to actually getting out of bed, grinding for money, and still trying to be happy with your life isn’t the simplest task, nor does it seem like the most pleasurable. But Alyssa Marie reminds us that the sky is the limit when it comes to personal achievements and long-term satisfaction.
Story | Nico Blitz
Coming off her latest project Louder than Words, Brockton rapper Alyssa Marie takes to the forest for her music video to “Sky is the Limit”. The DopeBoyz produced-track provides mellow vibes that evoke hope and gratification through hard work.
It’s easy to throw in the towel once faced with adversity. It’s a defense mechanism that seemingly prevents us from incoming destruction. However, by trying to avoid said destruction, and not facing it head on, usually leads to self-destruction. It’s like keeping a ball of hatred inside that’s unknowingly developing into a larger problem that needs to be dealt with later on.
In regards to Alyssa, “Sky is the Limit” is a message to her fans, and most importantly to herself, that she’s willing to fight the mainstream rap scene in order to push her beliefs as far as she can.
The game is filled with scam artists, or how J. Cole would even put as “fake deep rappers.” Although Alyssa’s adversity comes with these artists, the audience of mainstream hip hop, and the higher ups that run the industry, her biggest competition is herself.
Only she can decide whether or not to throw in the towel; sell her soul in order to dive deeper into the industry. But knowing that Alyssa Marie is a person who respects herself, her beliefs, and her hip hop foundation that’s rooted back in the 90s, it would be surprising to see her give up so easily.
As for the rest of us, whether your job pays $10/hour or $50/hour, make sure you’re doing exactly what you want to do with your life. Don’t let adversity become the catalyst for long-term misery.